Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month
Race and society
Empathy begins with awareness, knowledge, and understanding. Our librarians selected these resources to illuminate history so we can work toward equity.
From September 15–October 15, we share and celebrate the history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latin American people from past and present. Check out the race and society subject guide for videos, podcasts, articles, and recommended reading to learn more and celebrate!
Recommend reading and more
Aloha rodeoDavid Wolman
An Outsider’s Guide to Humans; Book Club in a BagCamilla Pang
Eyes that kiss in the cornersJoanna Ho
Eyes That Speak to the StarsJoanna Ho
Finding Junie KimEllen Oh
Fiona and JaneJean Chen Ho
Homicide and halo-haloMia P. Manansala
Jade CityFonda Lee
Scattered all over the earthYōko Tawada
The chosen and the beautifulNghi Vo
The grace of kingsKen Liu
The three-body problemCixin Liu
We hereby refuseFrank Abe
Artists and museums
- Smithsonian: ¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States
- This Smithsonian exhibit tells U.S. history from the perspectives of the diverse Latinas and Latinos who lived it and live it today.
- Spotlight on Latinx Illustrators
- Learn more about a collection of Latinx creators and how they connect with readers through their work.
- Nicole Niedhardt— ARTIST HIGHLIGHT
- Nicole Niedhardt’s Diné (Navajo) identity is the heart of her artistic practice which encompasses Indigenous Futurisms, Diné Storytelling, and illustration.
Art and activities
- online Lotería
- Lotería is a traditional game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of numbered ping pong balls.
- Alebrijes Coloring sheets
- Learn about and color fantastical Alebrijes (whimsical creatures or spirit animals) and animals native to Mexico.